Heavenly Father, thank You for Your Word and the truths it contains. Give me a teachable spirit, ears that are ready and willing to hear the truth, and a heart that is open and prepared to search the Scriptures daily, so I may grow in grace day by day and increase in a knowledge and understanding of the Lord Jesus Christ, of Who He is, and all that He has done for those Who trust in Him. This I ask in His precious name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, how I praise and thank You that the mysteries of the kingdom have become an open book to those who believe on You, and Jesus Christ, Whom You sent. Thank You that I know Him as the eternal Son that was given to be the human Child Who was born to be Saviour of the world and King of Israel. Keep the eyes of my heart ever open to the Holy Spirit's voice and give me a teachable spirit. Open the eyes and hearts of those who remain dead in their sin, especially Your people, Israel. I rejoice to know that a generation of Your people will one day recognise Jesus as Messiah and welcome Him as their Saviour. Thank You that You are a God of such compassion and grace. In Jesus' name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, for too long I have relied on my own understanding and only viewed Your Word as a good but superficial picture-book. Forgive me, Lord. I desire to gaze deeply into Your Word, drinking in all the truths and precious promises within. Guide me in Your truth and teach me, Lord. In Jesus' name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, how astonishing to realise that Jesus also got tired and would have been overwhelmed by life's circumstances if He had not trusted wholly on You to guide Him to do what was right. Thank You that You sent Jesus to the lost sheep of the house of Israel and their rejection of their Messiah has secured my acceptance of Christ and my salvation by grace - through faith in Him. Thank You that they will one day recognise Jesus, repent of their sin, be restored into fellowship with You, and trust Him as their Messiah. Thank You that You gave us the Scriptures to help us understand Who Jesus is and why He came. Thank You that You encourage our faith, when the storms of life seem overwhelming and that no-one - not even a wild, naked, demon-possessed man is beyond redemption - by grace - through faith in the Person and Work of the Lord Jesus Christ. Help me to live as Christ lived - in total dependence on YOU. This I ask in His holy name, AMEN.